The Marine Research Center (CIM) open days started in 2022 with a scientific fair hold on the commercial center of A Laxe. Experiments, games, crafts, drawings and challenges were designed to get closer marine science to society. 

The main goal of the CIM open days were, in one hand, to raise awareness of marine science and the work of the CIM’s research staff and, on the other, to generate scientific vocations in the children. More than 250 people visited the stands, where they learn about different lines of work related to biodiversity, climate change, fishing, palaeontology and genetics.

Our contribution to the fair consisted of a card game about the age of living species on Earth (oriented for a adult public) and a game for painting fossils, which were placed in a time column (oriented for children).